My ring is a silver knot with a small pink tourmaline stone. My future husband designed it and then went to our friends’ jewelry studio here in Bali to make it himself…with his own two hands!
He told me to pack a bag because we were going away for Valentine's Day weekend. He said to include comfortable clothes, walking shoes, and a bikini. That evening we drove up to Ubud by motorbike and checked into a beautiful resort with a view of the rice-fields. The next morning it started pouring, but we decided to go ahead with the "secret" trip anyway. He said the drive would take about an hour. Well, two hours into the drive we were soaked through and through and freezing cold because we were now in the highlands where the temperature was several degrees cooler. On top of that, we were lost. 3 hours into the trip we finally found the secret destination, a waterfall. We parked the bike and walked to a small cafe near the entrance. The man there said the waterfall was "closed" due to heavy rain and mudslides but that we could still do the half an hour walk to the platform that overlooked the falls....we just wouldn't be able to go down to the pool and go for a swim. We walked to the platform in the pouring rain, took some photos, and then laughed as we got back on the bike and prepared for our long journey back to the resort. When we got back to the room, he suggested we fill up the beautiful marble bathtub and strung up some rose lights that he had brought from home. When we got in, he turned on the shower above us and said, "Sorry I couldn't take you to the waterfall...I guess I will have to make my own version. I wanted to give you something earlier, but I waited and will give it to you now." I said, "Did you buy me a present? I thought we weren't buying each other presents!" He said, "No, I didn't buy it. I made it for you." He took out a beautiful Balinese box. I started shaking. He opened it up, and inside was this delicate little ring. And then he proposed! I can't remember much after that but that I said Yes! We had dinner at a gorgeous restaurant called "Bridges" that is set over a river. Perfect in every way.